I was not motivated by Islamist ideology says Marseille knife attacker

Vastavam web: Relatives in Tunisia of Ahmed Hanachi, named as the knifeman who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille, said today they cannot believe he was motivated by Islamist ideology.”This whole story about Daesh is impossible for me, I don’t want to hear it,” his father Nureddine Hanachi, a retired former waiter at a Vienna hotel, told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.The father said the IS claim of responsibility for the attack was “a lie” and nothing more, while an uncle said 29- year-old Ahmed “enjoyed the good life”, and would never have got involved with jihadists.
IS’s propaganda agency Amaq claimed the killer was one of its “soldiers”, although a source close to the investigation has told AFP no solid evidence linked him to the group.Friends back home, like the family, find it hard to associate Hanachi, whom they remember as a partygoer and heavy user of drugs and alcohol, with IS.